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What to pack for a trek in the Himalayas... and recommendations

When you are planning a trek in the Himalayas it can difficult to know where to start! Sometimes it can be daunting knowing what to pack or what not to pack so hopefully this post can give you a bit of direction!

We will break it down into 'clothes' and 'others'. Here I will place the full list of equipment I would give to all my clients joining on a Himalayan trek with some of those highlighted and recommendations given underneath. If you would like any other recommendations please contact us on and we would be happy to help.

Lets begin....


  • Thermal base layers (top and bottom)

  • T shirts (long sleeve and short sleeve)

  • Thin Mid layer/fleece

1. RAB Mens Nexus Hoodie

2. Arcteryx Delta 1/2 zip neck hoody women's

3. Falketind Alpha120 Zip Hooded Jacket - Men's/womens

  • Thick Fleece midlayer

  • Every day Down Jacket

1. RAB Men's/ Women's Mythic Alpine Light Down Jacket

2. Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer 2 Hooded Down Jacket - Men's/Women's

3. Women’s/ Mens Summit Series Breithorn Jacket

  • Trekking trousers thick and thin

1. Thrudark Cargo trousers

2. Fjallraven KEB agile trousers - SS23

3. Abisko Trekking tights pro W

4. Montane Men's/ Women's Terra Lite Pants

5. REI Co-op Activator 3.0 Pants - Men's/ Women's

6. Men'/ Women's Altvia Trail Pants

  • Waterproof top and bottoms

  • Comfy trousers for sleeping

  • Cap

  • Warm hat

  • Thin Gloves

1. Active light tech gloves Therm-ic

2. Nordic Exploration gloves Therm-ic

  • Thick Gloves

1. Arcteryx Alpha SL

2. Outdoor Research Alti

3. Jeniulet Mens Winter Gloves

  • Trekking socks

  • Slippers

  • Trekking boots/ sturdy trail shoes

1. Scarpa Rush GTX

2. Scarpa Rush TRX GTX

3. Anacapa Mid GORE-TEX

4. Challenger 7 GORE-TEX

  • Mini Spikes

  • Sunglasses Category 3 or 4

  • Buff

  • City Clothes


  • Backpack 20L - 60L (depends on how much you are carrying on trek - porter or no porter)

  • Power bank

  • Suncream SPF 50

  • Toiletries (wipes, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste)

  • Towel (small travel tower)

  • Sleeping bag (depends on trek you are doing)

  • Compression stuff sacks (waterproof)

  • Duffel Bag

  • Lock

  • Trekking Poles

  • Headtorch and extra batteries

  • Charges and cables

  • Snacks (own personal snacks you know you will enjoy)

  • Small personal first aid kit

  • Medicine bag

You can also reference our kit list on the website under each trek page (PDF file)


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